Autospeed Short Oval Motor Racing | Race Meetings | Previews | Good Friday 30th March 2018

Northampton International Raceway - Brafield Rd, Northants NN7 2BA

Friday 30 March 13:00

The twelfth annual occasion of Autospeed 'on tour' to Northampton on Good Friday will see the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars compete for the coveted Tommy Pitcher Trophy.  A busy Easter period for the Saloon Stock Cars will commence, with some drivers embarking on a journey of four race meetings in as many days.  World Championship points will be at stake for the National Hot Rods in their latest qualifying round, which completes an exciting line-up.

In view of the expected large entry of cars, and to ensure fairness across formulas, and fairness amongst drivers, pre-meeting practice at Northampton will follow strict procedures.
A time slot will be allocated, per formula.
Each driver will be permitted ONE practice session only.
Any driver attempting to circumnavigate the system to achieve a second practice session, will face a penalty.
Further info to follow.

  • Southern Motorsport

    Southern Motorsport

  • 560 - Luke Wrench

    560 - Luke Wrench

  • 976 - Daniel Kent

    976 - Daniel Kent

  • 664 - Martin Brown

    664 - Martin Brown

  • 328 - Andy Walker

    328 - Andy Walker

  • 418 - Ben Borthwick

    418 - Ben Borthwick

  • 127 - Matt Stoneman

    127 - Matt Stoneman

  • 16 - Craig Wallace

    16 - Craig Wallace

  • 349 - Michael Allard

    349 - Michael Allard

  • 217 - Sid Madgwick

    217 - Sid Madgwick

  • 671 - Ross Graham

    671 - Ross Graham

  • 209 - Kym Weaver

    209 - Kym Weaver

Southern Motorsport

Southern Motorsport, who are suppliers of overalls, gloves, balaclavas, neck supports, goggles, etc and other driver racewear, will be in attendance.
They also stock other items which contribute to keeping race cars mobile and on track ready to carry on racing.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

Tommy Pitcher Trophy
Click here for the Roll of Honour
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Best in grade awards
The BriSCA F2 Stock Cars will make their first Northampton appearance of the new season, with drivers eager to lay their hands on the highly coveted Tommy Pitcher Trophy - a lasting memorial to one of the most famous names in the glorious history of BriSCA F2 Stock Car racing; the first driver to win the World Championship on two occasions. 647 Chris Burgoyne was the winner of the trophy in 2017.
Shoot Out Champion 560 Luke Wrench heads the entry.
Scottish interest will feature reigning British Champion 16 Craig Wallace.
Ministox graduates 293 Ben Bateman, 976 Daniel Kent and 667 Tommy Farrell will race a F2 at Northampton for the first time.
325 Ryan Sheahan plans to race his new car for the first time.
The meeting marks the first of a two-part adventure for some drivers, with the chance of a McGill Motorsport Good Friday double bonus award for low graders looking to race in the evening at Skegness - click here for further details.

72 Ryan Jones 73 Dale Bennett
123 Alfie Smith 398 Ian England
325 Ryan Sheahan 293 Ben Bateman
586 Jess Retchless 664 Martin Brown
667 Tommy Farrell 920 Wayne Wadge
976 Daniel Kent
245 Nigel Fordham 303 Chris Horwell
328 Andy Walker 528 Shane Hector
613 Ian Serpell 801 Jack Cave
876 Stuart Moss
111 Lewis Geach 418 Ben Borthwick
464 Matt Linfield 979 Paul Moss
127 Matt Stoneman 184 Aaron Vaight
315 Justin Fisher 542 Steven Gilbert
560 Luke Wrench 761 Richard Bowyer
16 Craig Wallace

Saloon Stock Cars

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The Saloon Stock Cars will make the first of two Northampton appearances in 2018, having already started the season with some strong performances throughout the UK mainland.  The meeting is set to produce the largest car count on a tarmac circuit, so far this season.
World Champion 306 Daniel Parker heads the entry, along with World of Shale and ORC Champion 349 Michael Allard and European Champion 730 Deane Mayes.
A plethora of drivers from the East Anglian region will include former English Champion 217 Sid Madgwick, 350 Andrew Parrin, 570 Simon Venni, 128 Craig Banwell, former World Champion 360 Carl Waterfield, 214 Tom Yould and 641 Willie Skoyles.
From the westcountry, star graders 27 Kieren Bradford and 199 Phil Powell are each set to be present, along with 276 Ben King, Cornishman 447 Adam Hicks and 902 Junior Buster, who will race a Saloon Stock Car at Northampton for the first time.
As is traditional for the Good Friday fixture, there will be Scottish interest, led by star grader 671 Ross Graham, along with 501 Ali Strachan from the very north of Scotland and 600 Barry Russell, who has made his return to racing this season, having been left to sit out 2017.

National Hot Rods

Click here for further information on National Hot Rods
World Championship qualifying round 9
The National Hot Rods will continue their quest race for precious World points, with their latest qualifying round.
209 Kym Weaver was the winner of the feature final at the corresponding Good Friday Northampton event last season.

Raceday Programme

In the Five Years Ago section of the Raceday Programme, the attention will focus on 29 March 2013.  Whilst teenager 846 Ashley England swept to a sensational F2 final win, can you recall who rolled over in the Grand National, at the start of a season which ended on a far, far higher note.

Admission Prices: General Admission £16; Concession (5-14 year old) £7; Concession (over 65) £13; 
Family (2 General + up to 4 Children) £40
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